Rap Against Dictatorship


Polarizing the people is the authoritarian’s ultimate weapon. When this happens, the people’s power will be taken away.

From: Rap Against Dictatorship in Thailand

Note–the English subtitles begin at 0:14

I was living in Bangkok during the 2006 coup d’état. While the military take over was peaceful at the time, deadly violence later erupted as anger boiled over in the population which had become polarized into two opposing groups–the red shirts and the yellow shirts. Needless to say, this made it easier to identify those at large rallies who held similar views.

I was excited to find this video since it’s a sign that some Thai artists are taking a stand against a dictatorship which has instituted draconian laws removing their right to speak out against corruption and injustice.

I wish only peace, security and freedom for my former Thai students.

peace~henry

 

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7 comments

  1. I REMEMBER THIS TIME  – SO HOPE STILL SOME GOOD CAN COME OUT OF THIS FOR THE THAI PEOPLE.

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  2. Great quote about polarizing people. That causes us to disconnect from one another. So true. -Rebecca

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